US expats and friends come together to celebrate Fourth of July months ahead in Dubai

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Meghan Gregonis, Sean Murphy, Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marr at the US Independence Day celebrations in Dubai on Thursday.
Image Credit: Anas Thacharpadikkal/Gulf News

Dubai: Hundreds of US expats, diplomats and friends of the US from various countries came together to celebrate the American Independence Day months ahead of Fourth of July on Thursday night in Dubai.

The US missions in the UAE hosted a reception in celebration of 247 years of independence under the theme “Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Sustainable Future,” which is inspired by the immortal words of the Declaration of Independence and falls in line with the UAE’s ‘Year of Sustainability.’

Sentiments of nationhood and camaraderie between the Americans and their friends from the UAE and other countries were at the heart of the celebrations which saw people enjoying American music and food. For many, it was an occasion to get together for the Independence Day celebrations after years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.